Low-Tyramine Diet for Migraine Disease

Tyramine is produced in foods from the natural breakdown of the amino acid tyrosine. Tyramine is not added to foods. Tyramine levels increase in foods when they are aged, fermented, stored for long periods of time, or are not fresh….

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Heads UP – Episode 4: Gluten and Migraine

  Heads Up – Episode 4: Gluten and Migraine Dr. Lindsay Weitzel and Dr. Vincent Martin discuss the link between gluten and migraine disease. Could removing gluten from your diet improve your migraines?

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You Are What You Eat: Diet Helps Both IBS and Migraine Symptoms

Health care professionals and researchers have known for several years that a link exists between irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and migraine disease, and a small recent study shows that food may play an important role in reducing symptoms in both…

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Caffeine Fast Facts

Caffeine Fast Facts

Here are some of the most important facts about caffeine and its relationship to headache. General Most people feel the effects of caffeine within 30 minutes. Generally, the effects of caffeine last 3 to 5 hours. The average American consumes…

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Talking to Your Doctor About Caffeine

Talking to Your Doctor About Caffeine

You know your body best. When you visit your doctor regarding your headaches, keep these few tips in mind. They’ll help you and your doctor make the most of the visit, and allow you to get back to your life…

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Caffeine: Did You Know?

Caffeine: Did You Know?

People have been enjoying caffeine in foods and beverages for thousands of years. Here is a quick glimpse of some of the little-known events in the history of caffeine: The major natural sources of caffeine are coffee beans, tea leaves,…

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Caffeine: A Review of the Evidence

Caffeine: A Review of the Evidence

Despite the fact that there have been numerous studies conducted on caffeine, there is no compelling evidence that supports the misconception that caffeine is addictive or habit forming for the vast majority of people. Caffeine Addiction A habit caused by…

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Educate Yourself: Avoid Rebound Headache

Educate Yourself: Avoid Rebound Headache

Medication overuse headache is a serious condition that is named after its cause. People get it from using too much medicine for their headaches. Over time, the overused medicine stops relieving their regular headaches and starts causing a new type…

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Caffeine: A Little Bit Goes a Long Way

Caffeine: A Little Bit Goes a Long Way

Caffeine is known to have vasoconstrictive properties, which means that it narrows the blood vessels and restricts the blood flow. This is useful in relieving headache pain, since blood vessels tend to enlarge before the beginning of some headache pain,…

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Why Caffeine is Good and Bad

Why Caffeine is Good and Bad

For years, caffeine has been a key ingredient in medications developed for the treatment of pain and headache. Numerous scientific studies have shown that caffeine combined with both prescription and nonprescription ingredients is both safe and effective in treating both…

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Products that Contain Caffeine

Products that Contain Caffeine

The average American consumes about 227 mg of caffeine daily. Tea and soft drinks are the main sources of caffeine for the majority of children and young adults. As we get older, coffee becomes the primary source of caffeine in…

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Caffeine: A Technical Description

Caffeine: A Technical Description

In its pure, chemical form, caffeine is a bitter, white powder. It is known as an alkaloid. Caffeine has two major chemical relatives, theophylline (treats asthma) and theobromine (promotes urination and stimulates cardiac muscle). Effects on the Body Caffeine has…

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